Jeremiah Wright is the political equivalent of the Jelly-of-the-Month Club.

Barack Obama has a massive problem on his hands, a massive problem. He has to find a way to explain how for 20 years, he voluntarily chose to associate with this man, a pastor who misquotes Scripture, lies from the pulpit, and stirs up racial division. Obama didn’t invite Wright to his presidential announcement because he knew Wright was a problem, but Wright keeps on blathering his nonsense with no apology. The reason this matters is because we need to know what kind of judgment a president has, and we know so little about Obama, and have been able to watch him on the public stage for such a short time, we have to look at things like this to determine what kind of judgments he makes. And the judgment to belong to this church, under this pastor’s teaching, when there were other churches (black, white, and racially-mixed, right there in Chicago) which he could have been part of, call into question his judgment. It’s not, I repeat, that Obama believes all this tripe, but that he chose to affiliate with it. Therein lies the problem, and therein lies the issue, that for those of us who believe that Barack Obama is a poor choice for president due to his radical left-wing political viewpoints, Jeremiah Wright is the gift that just keeps on giving…

5 responses »

  1. tony says:

    Can’t see anything wrong or too controversial with what he said.

    He said that all religious groups must work together (what is wrong with that?)

    US foreign policy is the reason that America is in such a bad state at the moment. So do you believe the 3 Bush Administrations are the answer? Do you think that they have done a good job?
    Americans really lack the ability to see things from another viewpoint
    The right wing evangelical movement is one of the most dangerous war loving religious groups in our history. He and his movement are a refreshing change.

  2. Laurie says:

    It has become the mantra to say that the right wing evangelical movement is responsible for the world’s problems. What is really sad is that people actually believe Obama has the answers – just saying “we need change” doesn’t cut it. Hillary had it right when she said Obama isn’t qualified to be president, but the masses are getting behind him because they want so badly to keep a republican out of the white house they don’t care how bad their candidate is. For Obama to say he “didn’t know” what JW was teaching, “never heard” him say those things – was he asleep, or just never there? Have you seen the website for JW’s church? Everything he stands for is right there in black and white – how can Obama claim not to know? And can somebody please tell the man how many states are in the US?

  3. Byron says:

    For the record, I’m not a Republican, and I did not support launching the war in Iraq. For that matter, I think GWB has been a mediocre president. That, though, is far, far better than the horrible president Obama will be if he is elected.

  4. tony says:

    When was the last time we had a good president?

    I have found it disgusting how Obama and Hillary Clinton have been loving each other over the past week. How can we ignore the venom they were spitting at each other previously. I am not a fan of him and it is dangerous to have such overwhelming popularity.

    You would think that McCain’s POW experience would make him a more tolerant leader but has the republican party ever displayed this quality? His support for the amendments to gun laws in Washington amongst other issues makes me doubt it.

    I don’t believe the right wing evangelical movement is the sole reason for the worlds problems. They are just a factor in the process. In my country everybody must vote, that way everybody has a say. I find it amazing that the bastion of democracy and the ‘free world’ does not enforce this law as well.

  5. Byron says:

    Tony,

    Here’s an opposing opinion on the idea that everybody must vote. I think that there is something far worse than a person not voting (though I always vote in major elections), and that is the vote of an unconcerned, uninformed person. People can, perhaps, be forced to vote, but they cannot be forced to care, and they cannot be forced to educate themselves on the issues, on the Constitution, etc. And people who do not care, and do not understand the basics of our system of government, and the basics of the issues that we face as Americans, should not vote.

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